Corsicana Daily Sun from Corsicana, Texas on September 1, 1933 · Page 2
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4 . I > h ' ... -!.• CORSICANA DAILY, SUN, FRIDAY/SEPTEMBER 1, 1933. ANGELES MAN S LOVES NEITHER WIFE N ACTRESS CORSICANA ARTIST WINS HIGH COMMENT FOR STAGE DESIGNS NEW HOLLYWOOD BOWL BALLET f . 'ORTIONS OF LETTERS READ IN COURT CAUSE NEAR COLLAPSE OF WIFE L LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1.—f/P)— Alfred C. Road said today he no longer loved' Claire . Windsor, blonde actress from whom the handsomR • Oakland brokers, former wife seeks $100,000 in an alienation of affections suit now on trial, . v "Nor do I love Marion any more'," he said, adding that he wouldi assist Miss Windsor in the ; suit brought by Mrs. Marian Read. 1 Reaa expressed sympathy for 'his fqrWr wife, who after listen'.?• ing. yesterday to fervent love Ict: v.tqr:s .exchanged.between Read ami •> Miss"'Windsor, suffered a near collapse •. and', was:-/forced to retire -from ^ the ,courtroom. ' , , , •." -The actress/so'far has related •;how" She .rmit Read on a New -Jtfexico desert railroad station M-dJ|ing a train stop, how he klssctflRr during a "gorgeous moonlit- night," as they stood on 1 the 6bservatlon car platform as Mlie train rolled through Kansas, and how he proposed to her as the '.train click-clacked its way through . the corn belt of Illinois, In a',letter to-Read elated Sept. 17, -1931, Miss Windsor in part, •••wrote: . . , . "Darting-—-I have reecivcd your letters, a telegram and a • long ,• • distance call. You are a dear to •do'- that . . I am- sure it is because I jri'eed.' you, .dear. (The writ- was speaking; 'of. being upset ear exhaustion'from rehear; *y _ * . l._ -HT ^. *¥T*A*.«1v HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 1.— (SpU—Blanding Sloan, former Corsicana boy, now widely known for his etchings and stage, designs recently won superlative praise from Los Angeles' foremost art and music critics for his work m connection with the presentation of the Carpenter "Skyscraper Bat- let" produced under the direction of Harold Hecht at the Hollywood bowl. Isabel Morse Jones, music crlt- is for the Los Angeles Times, in her review of the . Ballet says, "Skyscrapers" as a musical composition is a pictur& of modern America written with brilliant condescension. Harold He< r»t worked out hia ballet ideas with intelligent adroitness. Blanding Sloan executing a stunning construction design against the white glare of the newly painted shell that was quite the most remarkable set ever seen in the bowl."* Arthur Mlllier, art editor of the Times says "Blanding Sloan was Adjudged by many spectators the I need a protector and someone to love me as I know you do—I only hope I feel well and rested when I see you." Read, returning tq California over the same' railroad tracks on which the romance had blossomed, wrote; •• "Dearest Claire—Sweetheart, I never knew before just how many years I had in me. I have had your picture out .almost continuously. If tberc was only a way to get off this, train and get back to you for just one more kiss, I think I would probably do it, . . Be good, swetheart, and think of your Al."" principal hero of "'Skyscrapers ballet recently presented in Hollywood bowl, by reason of his clever, simple stage setting with Us imaginative us& of lights and of shadows'. And so on the comments, trsetl Full Possibilities In general Sloan has been credited with being the first designer to have exploited the 1 immense possibilities of the bowl by having recognized limitations and the differences in treatment for achieving effects as compared to those •used In the .ordinary stage' productions. The problem of reaching so vast an audience as 20,000 where there is a .well developed loud speaker system, but where there is no similar aid for the eye, is something that challenged the imagination of Sloan. The human figure or masses of figures became mere pin points seen at such a distance and on a background '50 feet in height and on a series of stages and fore stages irf terraced formation that approximated 146 feet in width, the effectiveness of their movement is entirely lost without original handl- incr. * ' siban designated a set that took the form of a skyscraper in process of construction. The ballet consisted of some 100 dancers who moved in and about and the. sot as -well as on the stages. In his lighting design Sloan proejcted huge shadows of the figures onto the background so that their move-, mcnta were interesting and perfectly discernible to the entire audience. Th use of these shadows progression to the climax when the shadow of a dancer moving in the rhythm of a swinging sledge hammer, was projected onto the background—this shadow so huge as to dominate the entire Skyscraper ' and the sky. The technique.of handling this set as devised by. Sloan was maste;- U During the intermission, -preceding the ballet number, the, set was moved onto the stage In 6 pieces, manipulated by four men and slipping O n_ paraffine. In the dim light, it gave one an eerie feeling,to sea this skyscraper form slip into place as though one saw a tall building suddenly take up its bed'and walk.. . Scene Hushes Crowd. Then when 'the lighting- Came on, there was a great hush of- surprise and applause from 20.0UU including the visiting.' Governors from 40 7-ates, as they saw the beauty of a giant steel . structure with its shadows on background, tinted in all the colors of a sunrise.- Blanding Sloan was born , in Corsicana, a son of the former .V>r. A. C. Sloan. His mother still resides here. ' . „, Since .going to California Sloan has worked in the field of etching and has maintained-his own marionette theatre. His etchings have been exhibited in one man showings in some sixty : of this country's leading ' museums. Sloan's next theatre commission is that of designing" the settings and the lighting for the Harper Mitchell concert series Francisco, in which will sented Clarence Muse the famous negro singer and actor, Carma Lita Maracci, Italian - dancer, and other -world famous dancers and singers. P* Courthouse Ne F ^ IL fcttwssKW^^^^ of be San pre- over fore District Clerk's Office. . • The following 28 cases were filed during the month of August: Injunction 1, 'debt and foreclosure 4, divorce 17, to adopt a child 1, partition and accounting l» to change name 1, trespass, • try title and damages 1, suit, on, note I, partition i. ; ' The following case -was filnd; John Richardson et als vs. Dan Lewis et al, partition, lot 3, block 3, Corsicana. ; ;' . L | Sheriff's Office, /" I There were 165 prisoners lodged in the county jail during'August. r Warranty Deeds, A. Y. Ward to R. C., ,Ward, '25 acres M. Bo'ren survey, $1 and other considerations. Mrs. Eva Swink et al to J. L* Burton, 4 acres of John Choate survey, $200. •County Clerk's Office. There were 58 marriage licenses issued during August. The Texas law repealing the re- . Ailc iwiiv /»r». & , quirement of giving three.- days 1 ' W ere filed In the notice of intention to marry went Welch, city Secretary into effect Friday'and it will not trar for, the city o be necessary to give the three ; days during the month of notice. Hereafter; marriage 11- Born 'to Mr." and M cense can be issued the same day Frank Cain, 820 Settle" application is made provided First Street, July 23,. .., the medical certificate of health Vernon Decatur Brv is presented by the prospective ens, July 23,. a ,soni «.•.!-__.__-.. .' ' - I '•••* * • '^•^ - 4 * - '. ^ f*f±r* Precinct 1 Bl The following" blrt were filed-Mn the of; B. Jordan, justice • o Precinct 1, Place 2, ofr the>pricerict, duri 1 Born to Mr. and, ; E. L. Owen, ErahouTJ a son. /'' E. Walker, Emhbuse; son, "".."''. . G. R. O.'Neal, Emhouse a son. ' • .'-* •" '' •••'.'-• Floyd Farmer, Corsica] 2l| a son. Y. •-•' E. J. Brown, Emhpusc J r ' • P ~ f ' m, * a son. James B. Comer, Navi 233, ai son.. 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